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by Lavaine
Sat May 21, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW has quietly changed the warranty for the better
Replies: 26
Views: 474

Re: CW has quietly changed the warranty for the better

Great move! Is this now in place for all watches bought within the last five years or only for watches bought as of “today”? That is a great question. The previous change caused plenty of confusion about what purchases were, and were not, covered under the 60 month guarantee. Let's hope that CW wen...
by Lavaine
Fri May 20, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Finally back in my room! ….sorta
Replies: 29
Views: 278

Re: Finally back in my room! ….sorta

Andrew, it looks like you're the kind of teacher I could have used more of in school. I'm guessing you keep your students very engaged, and not just meeting the curriculum requirements.
by Lavaine
Fri May 20, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW has quietly changed the warranty for the better
Replies: 26
Views: 474

CW has quietly changed the warranty for the better

I caught this in a post on the CWE forum. Christopher Ward has quietly updated the 60 month movement guarantee and has now removed the requirement for a service at the end of the fourth year. Maybe they are listening to us! From the Christopher Ward 60:60 page: Screenshot 2022-05-20 120656.jpg I als...
by Lavaine
Mon May 16, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was charged VAT?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1317

Re: I was charged VAT?!

It’s a lot more complicated than that, but generally we do not pay import duties on most imported goods. Because of the anti-market policies of some other countries, some of their products require duties. The list is very short. I don't think the list is as short as you believe. Regardless, the arg...
by Lavaine
Sun May 15, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was charged VAT?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1317

Re: I was charged VAT?!

I got a bill from the wonderful state of Maryland at the beginning of this year. Apparently they get import records from Customs for 2021 and I was billed for the sales tax. Between that and import fees not planning to buy and CW watches from CW anymore. Will wait for them to hit the secondary mark...
by Lavaine
Fri May 13, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Omega warranty card region codes.
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Omega warranty card region codes.

Chris it might be different in your neck of the woods, however you do get the international warranty if purchasing via the well known reputable grey dealers in the UK and EU. Neil It definitely varies from one grey market seller to the next. Jomashop (probably the largest grey market retailer in th...
by Lavaine
Thu May 12, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealander GMT - Questions About The Crown
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Sealander GMT - Questions About The Crown

Nothing to worry about. My Glycine GMT does this as well, where it sometimes lands in a dead spot, for lack of a better word, when trying to move the crown from time setting to date/GMT setting. As rkovars said, I just move the crown back from time setting to winding position, and then to the date /...
by Lavaine
Thu May 12, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Omega warranty card region codes.
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Omega warranty card region codes.

The region code on your warranty card is not relevant to the warranty being valid. Omega watches have an international warranty, meaning it is valid worldwide, regardless of the country of origin. Having said that, most grey market watches do not come with a valid manufacturers warranty. This link e...
by Lavaine
Tue May 10, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: In praise of…… Swatch!
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: In praise of…… Swatch!

This is a nice service offered by Swatch and good marketing etc. It does, naturally, presuppose that one has a Swatch shop close at hand; which I don't. Oh well, I'll just have to change the battery myself. Guy Sent from my XPERIA 5 III using Tapatalk If you have one or 2 it's certainly easy enough...
by Lavaine
Mon May 09, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: In praise of…… Swatch!
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: In praise of…… Swatch!

I posted this in the Moonswatch thread but it's the case that if you take a Swatch into one of their stores, they will replace the battery for free. FYI…. Thinking on, this probably needs to come with a caveat YMMV. This is true for UK Swatch Shops. Rest of world? A quick Google is inconclusive for...
by Lavaine
Sun May 08, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: In praise of…… Swatch!
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: In praise of…… Swatch!

Everyone loves to crap on Swatch, but how can you complain about a company that offers free lifetime battery replacements while you wait. Also, unlike the vast majority of salespeople selling watches in jewelry stores, pretty much everyone I've met working at a Swatch store is passionate and very kn...
by Lavaine
Fri May 06, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: General Watchmaking
Topic: An interactive guide to how a mechanical watch works
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: An interactive guide to how a mechanical watch works

I skimmed through the page, and it looks like and excellent resource. I'm going to have to set aside a couple of hours to go through it carefully. My favourite "how watches work" resource has always been this 1949 video from Hamilton. Somehow, despite being more than 70 years old, it's sti...
by Lavaine
Tue May 03, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 36mm Sealander - Speculations?
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Re: 36mm Sealander - Speculations?

I’d hope to see 20mm lugs for the case, and not something smaller. My oldest C5 takes 18mm straps and they just don’t feel secure and substantial to me. It’s a nice look but it doesn’t imply #GODO to me. I'll have to disagree on this point. There is a big difference a 38mm (C5) and 36mm when it com...
by Lavaine
Tue May 03, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Facebook straw poll
Replies: 42
Views: 867

Re: Facebook straw poll

I expected Rolex to be number 1.
In my head I had Casio at #2, Apple #3 and Timex #4, so I was a little surprised to see Apple down the list, and very surprised by the showing of Tag Heuer. We (enthusiasts in general) don't give Tag enough respect.
by Lavaine
Sun May 01, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Recommend me a NATO type strap
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Recommend me a NATO type strap

While technically not a NATO strap, I'm a big fan of the adjustable single pass straps from Cheapest Nato Straps. I like the soft fabric, and appreciate that they can be adjusted for length so that you don't have to tuck the end in.
My C60 bronze spends most of its time on one: